The thing that struck me the most were the appreciation and expressions when the troops received and opened mail from those they did not even know...

It was a pleasure supporting the Operation Care Kits event with Run Brain Run!

As a former Army Reservist (MAJOR), I was overjoyed to see the willingness and participation of my co-workers in support of this event not only monetarily but their time and effort as well.

Also, being assigned to a mail room unit at one point in time of my military career we also went to a mail room unit in Korea overseas during AT. I witnessed the appreciation of the troops who received care packets and letters from home when it was time for mail call. The thing that struck me the most were the appreciation and expressions when the troops received and opened mail from those they did not even know, the complete strangers who showed and expressed their appreciation for their service.

Our troops in Afghanistan and those working in support of our troops in a civilian capacity are true heroes and often make the ultimate sacrifice or end up coming back from deployment with PTSD etc.

Events such as the Operation Care Kits is a small token that we can do to show our appreciation for their service.

Sharon Lucas, Boeing Corp.
 

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